Here's my contribution in response to Drabble Dare #11: "December" Theme hosted by Burrowers Books & Bladerdash. Photo #1: "Pole Star". I'm honoured that it was considered good enough to be included in their Advent Calendar for Dec 24th. The competition results are available here.
The complete 2010 Advent Calendar is at The Burrow.
(If you're after some Christmas cheer, put off reading this 'till another time.)
The world is dying, slowly, painfully,
Greed, corruption, power, but they won't take action - desperately needed.
I rage against our passing.
It is so final, irreversible.
We go, taking others with us.
They say cockroaches will remain, and ants,
but not much more.
The depth of our stupidity is numbing.
Step by step,
individual insignificant decisions,
seemed minor in the scheme of things; but not so. Each weighing more heavily on
our exquisite abused planet.
Our time is running out.
Can we take action? Can we change?
Mostly I despair
It is. It will be. The stars our only witness.
A Drabble is a story told in 100 words. No more. No less.